Melanie Lim

Melanie Lim

Melanie Lim

Melanie Lim

A Certified Public Accountant with master’s degrees in Business Management and English Language Teaching, Melanie T. Lim was born and raised in Cebu. While proudly homegrown, she concedes her time in the United States as well as the People’s Republic of China has shaped her internationalist views. Her multicultural orientation stems from her love of travel which has brought her to 47 countries. In 2000, she was awarded the Cebu Archdiocesan Mass Media Award (CAMMA) for Best Column. Writing is one of her passions, the other three being traveling, designing and doing housework. She is a certified workaholic who continues to work at seriously learning “how to chill.”

Columns

Lim: My father

Saturday, June 18, 2016

IT is the end of May and I am scheduled to leave for a day trip to Bohol to celebrate the homecoming of a high school friend when I ask my 91-year old father to check on the daily weather forecast.

Without batting an eyelash, he tells me, “You have nothing to worry about. Habagat will not arrive till mid-June.”

Really? And he doesn’t need to check the weather forecast? I wonder to myself. But after all these years, I should know better. After all, I’ve heard my father talk about “habagat” all my life.

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Lim: Hectic

Saturday, June 11, 2016

IT'S a perpetual fantasy of mine to wake up one morning and find that elves have done all my work for me. So far, it has remained a fantasy.

I remember being in tears when I was 16. I was called to the principal’s office and there, I was lectured quite lengthily on how to do less in life. Yes, you heard me right.

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Lim: Dear Dani

Saturday, June 04, 2016

BACHELOR of Science in Architecture. Cum Laude. University of Santo Tomas.

I heard the good news from your dad and I can’t be prouder. I’ve seen you grow up and I’ve seen first-hand your thoughtfulness and generosity of spirit. Your dad gave me the privilege of being your godmother and through the years, while I might not have proven to be the best godparent, you have proven to be the best godchild.

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Lim: 3-child policy

Saturday, May 28, 2016

PRESIDENT-ELECT Rodrigo Duterte has clarified that his proposed three-child policy is simply a “suggestion.” It will not become future legislation. He said that it will most likely form part of his family planning program which he will aggressively push for.

I have always been an advocate of family planning. Despite what the pundits say that a huge population can be a plus, I believe it can only be a plus if the population is skilled, educated, gainfully employed and making a positive contribution to their communities.

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Lim: Post-elections

Saturday, May 21, 2016

THE last elections were extremely polarizing—netizens unfriended and unfollowed each other on social media. Thankfully, the sober among us, stayed calm. Are you really going to unfriend your friend (in real life) because he’s voting for someone you stand against?

Puleeeeeez. This is the essence of democracy.

Though I must admit I agree with my sister who said she didn’t want to know who her friends voted for because she didn’t want to look at them in different light should she learn they voted for someone whose values she found revolting.

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